Manhattanville College, History of Social Action

Since Manhattanville’s inception in 1847, its founders have bequeathed its mission, vision and heritage the symbiotic relationship of academic excellence and social and ethical responsibility to its faculty and students. The 150 objects here depict that heritage and vision. The College continues its involvement in social action and promotion of social justice.

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Amsterdam News, "Manhattanville College of Sacred Heart Epitome of Liberal Interracial Educational Institution"
Article promoting the international and ethnic diversity of student body and noting Manhattanville's relationship, "to the fundamental truths of Christian brotherhood and interracial justice."
Catholic Digest, "Principles Conquers Prejudices," 1949
Catholic Digest Article, "Principle Conquers Prejudice A Picture Story." Article discussing the racial and international diversity of the student population, student activities, and Sacred Heart educational system at Manhattanville.
Interracial Club Program, Manhattanville College
Interracial Club Program plans for Spring 1954 semester including collaboration with Fordham University, discussions, and Interracial Week
Interracial Committee of 1949 with President Eleanor O'Byrne, R.S.C.J.
The Manhattanville Interracial Committee (Clare McGowen, Pat Duffy (class of 1949), Joyce O'Connor, Peggy Daley (class of 1950) with President O'Byrne, R.S.C.J. (center)
Interracial Forum March 1, 1947
Interracial Forum March 1, 1947, left to right: Basil Paterson, Jacques Leroy, Dr. Locke, Jane Crowley, Angela Bayo
Interracial Forum March 1, 1947
Interracial Forum March 1, 1947, left to right: Basil Paterson, Jacques Leroy, Jane Crowley, Reverend John LaFarge, Dr. Locke, Angela Bayo, Fred Flach
Interracial Forum March 1, 1947
Interracial Forum March 1, 1947, left to right: Jane Crowley, Fred Flach, Angela Bayo
Interracial Forum March 1, 1947
Interracial Forum March 1, 1947, left to right: Basil Paterson (St. Johns University), Jacques Leroy (Iona College), Jane Crowley (Chairman, Manhattanville College), Angela Bayo (Speaker, Manhattanville College), Fred Flach (St. Peters)
Interracial Forum March 1, 1947
Interracial Forum March 1, 1947, seated left to right: Basil Paterson, Jacques Leroy, Dr. Locke, Reverend John LaFarge S.J., Jane Crowley, Angela Bayo, Fred Flach
Interracial Forum March 1, 1947
Interracial Forum March 1, 1947, seated left to right: Father C. Keenan, Dr. Locke, President O'Byrne, R.S.C.J., Reverend John LaFarge, S.J., Mother Farley, P. Brown, George Hunton
Interracial Forum March 1, 1947
Interracial Forum March 1, 1947, Reverend John LaFarge, S.J.
Interracial Forum March 1, 1947
Interracial Forum March 1, 1947, first row, left to right: Father Keenan, Dr. Locke, President O'Byrne, R.S.C.J., Mother Farley, George Hunton
Interracial Justice Commission New York-New Jersey Region Program
Nature, Aims, and Function of Interracial Justice Commission New York, New Jersey Region
Interracial Justice Commission, Inter-Collegiate Discussion Topics
Discussion topics for February 14, 1954 Interracial Club Smoker including: "1. What social contacts have you had outside of college with people of other races and nationalities? 2. In what fields did these contacts lie? 3. Has your family environment influenced your state of mind? 4. What positive steps have you taken to make yourself and others aware of this problem and its solutions?"
Interracial Justice Committee, 1954
International Seminar Room in Brady Memorial Library, where members of the Interracial Justice Committee met.
Interracial Justice Week 1946, Amsterdam News, "Intercultural Concert At Town Hall Lauded"
Newspaper Clipping, "Intercultural Concert At Town Hall Lauded" Artists included: The Palestine String Quartet, Singers William Bodkin, Lawrence Whisonant, and Greta Stueckgold, violinist Harriet Griffith, pianist Paul Wittgenstein, and actor Tom Rutherford
Interracial Justice Week 1946, Interracial Forum Program
Program for Interracial Forum held at Manhattanville campus on Saturday, March 2, 1946
Interracial Justice Week 1946, New York World Telegram, February 27, 1948
"Co-ed Leads Drive for Racial Justice" Article announcing Interracial Justice Week and work of National Commission on Interracial Justice. Manhattanville members include: Peggy Brown (Class of 1948), Claire McGowen (Class of 1949), Anne Montgomery (Class of 1948)
Interracial Justice Week 1946, Poem, "Christ the Prodigal" by Barbara Kane
This poem was written especially for the occasion of the Interracial Forum held by the National Federation of Catholic College Students at Manhattanville College, March 2, 1946
Interracial Justice Week 1946, Poem, "The New Day" by Claude McKay
This poem was written especially for the occasion of the Interracial Forum held by the National Federation of Catholic College Students at Manhattanville College, March 2, 1946
Interracial Justice Week 1946, Poster Contest Flyer
Flyer announcing a Poster Contest in honor of the March 1946 Interracial Justice Week
Interracial Justice Week 1946, Press Release
Press release announcing second annual Interracial Justice Week sponsored by The National Commission on Interracial Justice, a commission of the National Federation of Catholic College Students
Interracial Justice Week 1946, Press Release February 28, 1946
Press release announcing second annual Interracial Justice Week sponsored by The National Commission on Interracial Justice, a commission of the National Federation of Catholic College Students. Details of speakers and events.
Interracial Justice Week 1946, Press Release March 2, 1946
Press Release from March 2, 1946 announcing activities for Interracial week
Interracial Justice Week 1946, Press Release March 6, 1946
Press release announcing Intercultural Concert sponsored by the National Federation of Catholic College Students
Interracial Justice Week 1950, Centurion Newspaper, "Father Hartnett to Address National Federation of Catholic College Students"
Manhattanville student newspaper article, "Father Hartnett to Address National Federation of Catholic College Students" Article announcing annual regional conference of New York- New Jersey area to be held at Manhattanville February 25, 1950 with antipated 500 to 800 participants. Activities would include speakers, discussions, a plenary session, and mass.
Interracial Justice Week 1950, Poster Contest
Professor of Art Anne Ophelia Todd, far left and Mrs. S. Kurecka, far right with a group of students who are looking at and working on posters submitted for the interracial justice week poster contest conducted by Manhattanville as the Commission for Interracial Justice of National Federation of Catholic College Students
Interracial Justice Week 1950, The Centurion, "Interracial Justice Week…"
"Interracial Justice Week to be March 5-10, Poster, Slogan, Literary Contest Featured" Article tracing history of week from 22 colleges in 1945 to over 200 colleges in 1950.
Interracial Justice Week 1961, "Your Part in Interracial Justice Week" handout
Handout from Interracial Justice Week Kit with schedule of events
Interracial Justice Week 1961, Poster
Poster for Interracial Justice Week, March 19-25, 1961
Interracial Justice Week 1961, Prayer Card, Prayer to St. Benedict the Moor
"National Federation of Catholic College Students Interracial Justice Week Prayer to St. Benedict the Moor for Interracial Charity"
Interracial Justice Week 1961, Press Release
Plans for Interracial Justice Week 1961 including: "Work Week" to finance scholarships for African Americans, Mass with Interracial Justice Intention, smoker-discussions, student forum, and film viewing.
Interracial Justice Week 1961, The Centurion, March 17, 1961, "Interracial Justice Week to Feature Film, Forum, Smoker, on Negro Problems"
Schedule of events for 1961 Interracial Justice Week including, Work Week to finance scholarships for African American students, smoker- discussions, forum, and film.
Interracial Justice Week 1962, Poster
Poster for Interracial Justice Week February 18-25, 1962
Interracial Justice Week 1962, Press Release
Press release for Interracial Justice Week February 18-25, 1962 Events include: Talks led by Alan Crite and Joseph Mehan, a symposium, "The Impact of American Policy on African Affairs," and Work Week to finance scholarships for African American students
Interracial Justice Week 1962, The Centurion, "Students Promote Racial Justice Week"
Schedule of events for Interracial Justice Week February 18-24, 1962 Events include: Work Week to contribute to Father LaFarge Scholarship, talks led by Alan Crite and Joseph Mehan, and a symposium on "The Impact of American Policy on African Affairs"
Interracial Justice Week 1963, Call to Action
Announcement of Interracial Justice Week and collaboration with AIU (Action for Interracial Understanding of the Third Order). Signed by Social Action Secretariat Chairman Diane Cassens (Class of 1963)
Interracial Justice Week 1963, Follow-up
Exerpt from "America" article regarding Manhattanville Interracial Justice Week. Social Action Secretariat requests information regarding other campuses and their involvement in Interracial Justice Week.
Interracial Justice Week 1963, Forum Invitation, "A Forum on the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Men"
Invitation to February 17, 1963 Forum "National Federation of Catholic College Students Social Action Department and Action for Interracial Understanding Third Order of St. Francis Cordially invite you to attend a forum Sunday, February 17, 1963, 11:00 A.M. Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart Purchase, New York Theme- Brotherhood of Man - Fatherhood of God R.S.V.P."
Interracial Justice Week 1963, Forum: "Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man"
Left to Right: George Hunton, President Eleanor O'Byrne, R.S.C.J., and Roy Wilkins, Executive Secretary of the NAACP, at February 17, 1963 Interracial Forum, "Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man"
Interracial Justice Week 1963, Forum: "Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man"
Roy Wilkins, Executive Secretary of NAACP speaking at "A Forum on the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Men" February 17, 1963
Interracial Justice Week 1963, Poster
Poster for Interracial Justice Week February 17-24, 1963
Interracial Justice Week 1963, Program "A Forum on the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Men"
Program to February 17, 1963 event complete with schedule of events, participants, and goals.
Interracial Justice Week 1963, The Centurion, "Manhattanville College to Participate in Annual Interracial Justice Week"
"Manhattanville College to Participate in Annual Interracial Justice Week," February 13, 1963. Schedule of events for Interracial Justice Week February 17-23, 1963: including drive for Father LaFarge Scholarship for African American students and a concert given by Mother Mamie Jenkins (Class of 1949), see item 79.
Interracial Justice Week 1964, Poster
Poster commemorating Father John LaFarge "Brotherhood Week February 16th-23rd, 1964 Let Your Program Be A Tribute To Father John LaFarge 1880-1963 'The Charity of Christ urges' us to Interracial Justice National Federation of Catholic College Students"
Interracial Justice Week 1964, Press Release
Press release describing Interracial Justice Week events including an all-college assembly with address by William Sloane Coffin, Protestant Chaplain at Yale University, "Civil Rights and the College Student."
Interracial Justice Week Kit 1964, "1963 Interracial Justice Week: Survey of Campus Participation"
Report of Interracial Justice Weeks at other Colleges: Dunbarton College (Washington, D.C.) Fontbonne College (St. Louis, MO) Holy Family College (Philadelphia, PA) Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ) Mount Mercy College (Cedar Rapids, IO) Our Lady of the Lake College (San Antonio, TX) Alverno College (Milwaukee, WI) Saint Mary College (Xavier, KS) College of St. Francis (Joliet, IL) Regis College (Weston, MA) River College (Nashua, NH) Mercyhurst College (Erie, PA)
Interracial Justice Week Kit 1964, "Dedication to Father John La Farge S.J. 1880-1963"
Tribute to John LaFarge, S.J. (1880-1963) included in Interracial Justice Week Kit with subscription to "Interracial Review" "Former editor of 'America' and founder of Catholic Laymen's League, the Catholic Interracial Hour on radio and the magazine 'Interracial Justice' or 'Review' as is it now called...author of 'The Catholic Viewpoint on Race Relations,' Doubleday, and many other books."
Interracial Justice Week Kit 1964, "Films Suggested for Interracial Justice Week"
List of sixteen films for viewing during Interracial Justice Week 1964: Walk in my Shoes Harvest of Shame All the Way Home Americans All Brotherhood of Man The Challenge Crisis in Levittown The New Girl Report from Alabama A Picture Report on Living Brotherhood The House I Live In The Brotherhood of Man A Morning for Jimmy Man- One Family Burden of Truth
Interracial Justice Week Kit 1964, "Planning Sheet for Interregional Human Relations Conference"
Guidelines regarding the planning of a human relations conference for interested campuses, subjects include where to obtain speakers, what topics to include, length of conference and publicity.

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